After ten years (1972–1982) Fiat handed over production to its creator: the razor sharp, mid-engined BertoneX1/9 (1982–1988), dream car of my youth. We haven’t seen one for at least fifteen years. And we have to show its owner some respect: to put a Ferrari badge on a car like this, that rot like mad and whose restoration must have caused pecuniary injury, is contemporary art for well-informed circles. In the 80s these decals stuck on almost every baby Ferrari.
Bertone Autobianchi A112 Runabout 1969. Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone the Runabout featured a mid-mounted Fiat 128 engine and gearbox. The prototype was a serious proposal and became the bases of the Fiat X1/9